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People planet profits

Financial resilience and sustainability are integral to the success of Triodos Bank. James Niven explains its alternative business model and the benefits of transparent business reporting.

Triodos Bank is an integrated business. It was created to use money to improve people’s quality of life socially, environmentally and culturally. And to do it in a financially resilient and sustainable way. Our business model should reflect that goal and the extent that it does is the ultimate measure of its success. In that sense, communicating it feels like less of a challenge – transparency is embedded in everything that we do.

We work closely with our executive board to develop our reporting model, and we share that in each of the countries where we operate to make sure it’s both clear and accurate. It should reflect the reality of our business model and shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.